Cannot uninstall a program in windows 10

Hello Everyone,

I am trying to unistall uTorrent on Windows 10 and every time I click uninstall I get a message "You do not have sufficient access to uninstall uTorrent. Please contact your system administrator."

The issue is I am the only one with an account and am the admin on it.  I can't find how to login as an admin on Windows 10 to delete it.


You can find Revo Uninstaller at (freeware). Here’s a quick look at how to use Revo uninstaller.

Launch Revo uninstaller after installing, select the program you want to uninstall or search for it using the built in search tool.

Click the Uninstall button on the toolbar

This will start the uninstallation wizard for the particular program you selected. Revo uninstaller will go through a series of steps which include creating a system restore point, creating a backup of your Windows registry.

Then analyze the program and run its default uninstaller, click Yes when you see the above dialog. After the uninstall is completed, you have a choice of scanning modes to select from. What this will do is let you scan for any left over files, folders and registry items from that particular program. Safe looks in the usual places, moderate in more advanced locations while Advanced does a thorough search throughout the entire computer. After selecting your choice, (I went with Advanced), click Scan.

After the scan is complete, you will see a list of registry entries left behind by the program, select them then click Finish to thoroughly remove the program from your system.

The default uninstaller should work for most persons, but for those troublesome programs, the Force Uninstall feature and advanced scanning options will give you more control. 

If you continue to experience problems removing the software, you might need to scan your computer for malicious code.

Download ESET Removal tool

Burn it to a CD or create a bootable USB thumb drive with it:

ESET SysRescue Liveis a live Linux distribution that can scan for malware and clean infected files. It runs from a CD/DVD or a USB device, independently of the host operating system, but has direct access to the disk and file system. This makes it possible to remove threats that under normal operating conditions might be impossible to delete.

Download and Create your ESET SysRescue Live disk

You can also try doing a system restore before you started experiencing this problem:

Windows 10 Tip: Enable and Create a System Restore

There are some that will hide your files/folders so that you cannot see them normally. I would highly suggest running a scan of your computer with your antivirus/antimalware software. If you need it, you can also use the Microsoft Safety Scanner, it's free:

Also, if your files are hidden, please see the following article on how to unhide them:


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Last updated August 25, 2020 Views 1,288 Applies to: